MDCN Inducts 25 Graduating Medical Doctors in Bauchi

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)recently inducted 25 graduating medical doctors of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.

Speaking during the induction ceremony, the Registrar, MDCN, and Dr Fatima Kyari informed the doctors that they were not celebrating an arrival to their destination but the commencement of the journey into their medical practice.

She said the council would register them after the induction ceremony and provide them with the provisional registration.

“You are required to utilise the PR to create accounts individually on the MDCN centralised housemanship placement portal and subsequently return there to select the available hospitals of your choice for your mandatory housemanship training of two years,” she said.

The guest lecturer, Prof. Mohammed Shehu, urged the young doctors to respect their patients’ human dignity and rights.

He also advised them always to uphold professionalism and honesty and to shun self-advertising unless permitted by the law and ethics codes of the profession.

In his remarks, Alhaji Yakubu Abdullahi, Senior Special Adviser on Unlocking Healthcare Value Chain to the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, said the federal government is working tirelessly to provide a conducive environment in the health sector.

According to him, the federal government is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to provide an enabling environment for health sector practitioners in the country and eradicate the ‘Japa’ syndrome.

He said that when these efforts began to yield results, it would encourage even those who had left the country to return home to practice and further enhance the sector.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad AbdulAziz, commended the cumulative effort of the Bauchi government, the governing council of the university and other stakeholders in ensuring that the College of Medical Sciences took off and was getting its first set of students inducted by MDCN.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Sani Kunya, the VC assured all the stakeholders that the college, just like the other faculties in various other fields of study in the institution, would continue to provide the nation with quality trained graduates in both character and learning

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